Jack Beaver

Jack Beaver

Known for: Sound
Biography: 1900-03-27
Deathday: 1963-09-10 (63 years old)

Biography

Jack Beaver (27 March 1900 – 10 September 1963) was a British film score composer and pianist. Beaver was born in Clapham, London. He studied at the Metropolitan Academy of Music, Forest Gate and then at the Royal Academy of Music under Frederick Corder. After graduating he worked for the BBC. In the early 1930s he played with the Michael Doré Trio and wrote some concert pieces, including the three movement Sonatina for piano. He also contributed music and arrangements for various BBC radio drama and music features, including most of the radio adaptions of films produced by Douglas Moodie, throughout the 1930s and 1940s.As (like Charles Williams) a member of the Gaumont–British Pictures composing team from the 1930s he was a prolific composer of film scores - around 40 scores between 1932 and 1947 - though many of his contributions were not credited. These included scores for the Secrets of Life series of documentaries produced between 1934 and 1947. He wrote music for Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps (1935), and composed the pseudo piano concerto Portrait of Isla from the score for the 1940 Edgar Wallace film The Case of the Frightened Lady. This is perhaps the first example of a Romantic style "Denham Concerto" (or sometimes "tabloid piano concerto") composed especially for a film, a year before Richard Addinsell's much more famous Warsaw Concerto appeared in the film Dangerous Moonlight (1941).Later in life Beaver was a regular contributor to the recorded music libraries, through which his march Cavalcade of Youth (1950) became widely known when it was used as signature tune for the BBC radio series The Barlowes of Beddington. Another example of his library music is Holiday Funfair (1954), performed by Dolf van der Linden And His Orchestra. He composed Sovereign Heritage for the National Brass Band Championships of 1954.During the 1930s Beaver was living at 141 Gleneldon Road in Streatham. By the 1950s his address was 40 Fairfax Road, Teddington in Middlesex. He died aged 63 in Battersea, London. His son, Raymond Elgar Beaver, (19 August 1929 – 25 January 2008), was also a composer of film music.

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Filmography

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Movies 60

Director 8

Composer
The Rescue Squad

The Rescue Squad (1963)

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Composer
They Took Us to The Sea

They Took Us to The Sea (1961)

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Composer
Giuseppina

Giuseppina (1960)

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Composer
The Adventures of Rex

The Adventures of Rex (1959)

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Composer
The Salvage Gang

The Salvage Gang (1958)

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Composer
Skyhook

Skyhook (1958)

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Composer
Five on a Treasure Island

Five on a Treasure Island (1957)

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Composer
Treasure at the Mill

Treasure at the Mill (1957)

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Composer
Supersonic Saucer

Supersonic Saucer (1956)

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Composer
The Gold Express

The Gold Express (1955)

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Original Music Composer / Conductor
The Clue of the Missing Ape

The Clue of the Missing Ape (1953)

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Composer
I'm A Stranger

I'm A Stranger (1952)

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Composer
The Stolen Plans

The Stolen Plans (1952)

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Composer
The Case of the Missing Scene

The Case of the Missing Scene (1951)

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Composer
The Hasty Heart

The Hasty Heart (1949)

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Composer
Riders of the New Forest

Riders of the New Forest (1948)

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Composer
The Adventures of Dusty Bates

The Adventures of Dusty Bates (1947)

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Music
Fresh As a Daisy

Fresh As a Daisy (1945)

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Music
Sally the Sparrow

Sally the Sparrow (1945)

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Music
The Night Invader

The Night Invader (1943)

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Music Director
The Peterville Diamond

The Peterville Diamond (1943)

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Composer
World Garden

World Garden (1942)

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Music Director
Flying Fortress

Flying Fortress (1942)

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Music Director
Atlantic Ferry

Atlantic Ferry (1941)

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Music Director
The Prime Minister

The Prime Minister (1941)

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Composer
Atlantic

Atlantic (1941)

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Composer
The Case of the Frightened Lady

The Case of the Frightened Lady (1940)

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4.5
Music
The Chinese Bungalow

The Chinese Bungalow (1940)

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Original Music Composer
Crimes at the Dark House

Crimes at the Dark House (1940)

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Composer
The Face at the Window

The Face at the Window (1939)

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Composer
They Made the Land

They Made the Land (1938)

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Musical
John Halifax

John Halifax (1938)

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Additional Music
Big Fella

Big Fella (1938)

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Original Music Composer
Young and Innocent

Young and Innocent (1937)

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3.5
Composer
Return of a Stranger

Return of a Stranger (1937)

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Music
The Ticket of Leave Man

The Ticket of Leave Man (1937)

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Music Director
Under a Cloud

Under a Cloud (1937)

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Music Director
Double Exposures

Double Exposures (1937)

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Music
The Wife of General Ling

The Wife of General Ling (1937)

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Music
It's Never Too Late to Mend

It's Never Too Late to Mend (1937)

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Music
Sabotage

Sabotage (1937)

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6
Original Music Composer
O.H.M.S.

O.H.M.S. (1937)

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Original Music Composer
Everything Is Thunder

Everything Is Thunder (1936)

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Music
Wings over Africa

Wings over Africa (1936)

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Additional Music
Song of Freedom

Song of Freedom (1936)

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Composer
Beloved Impostor

Beloved Impostor (1936)

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Original Music Composer
Seven Sinners

Seven Sinners (1936)

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Music Director
The Avenging Hand

The Avenging Hand (1936)

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Music Director
Ball at Savoy

Ball at Savoy (1936)

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Composer
Shipyard

Shipyard (1935)

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Composer
The Crouching Beast

The Crouching Beast (1935)

Movie
Original Music Composer
The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps (1935)

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4.67
Composer
Admirals All

Admirals All (1935)

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Music
Dirty Work

Dirty Work (1934)

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Original Music Composer
Jew Süss

Jew Süss (1934)

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Composer
Airport

Airport (1934)

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Music
King of the Ritz

King of the Ritz (1933)

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Composer
Baroud

Baroud (1932)

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Original Music Composer
Baroud

Baroud (1932)

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Music
The Aphis

The Aphis (1930)

Movie

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Information

Known For
Sound

Gender
Male

Birthday
1900-03-27

Deathday
1963-09-10 (63 years old)

Birth Place
London, United Kingdom

Citizenships
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, United Kingdom


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